Los Angeles, CA – March 22, 2017 – TriCoast Entertainment and Broad Green Pictures announce the DVD release of 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE, The true account of turn-of-the-century investigative journalist Nelly Bly. At just 23 years old, Bly shook the world when she feigned insanity and went undercover in the notorious Blackwell’s Island Woman’s Insane Asylum in New York City to expose corruption, abuse and murder. Her investigation and subsequent feature led to the successful shutdown of Blackwell’s Asylum and she became the first woman in history to write a serious investigative front page news story. Nellie Bly is recognized as one of the most important journalists in history. The DVD will be available in stores and online beginning March 21.
Closely adapted from Nelly’s own book “10 Days in a Madhouse,” the story is her experience of the 10 grueling and horrifying days in the institution under deplorable conditions as basis for an explosive exposé she wrote for Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World Newspaper. 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE is written and directed by Timothy Hines (War of the Worlds; The True Story), and stars Caroline Barry as Nellie Bly, who brings Bly’s heroism and courage to life on screen. The film also stars Christopher Lambert (Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan; Highlander) and Kelly Le Brock (Weird Science, The Woman in Red). Director Timothy Hines offers, “It is exciting that 10 Days in a Madhouse is being released on DVD. Our team at TriCoast, led by Strath Hamilton and Marcy Hamilton, outdid themselves in bringing in Broad Green Pictures as a partner. A whole new audience will open up to the power that a single person has in seeing Nellie Bly’s story.”
After a sold out US premiere at the esteemed Bentonville Film Festival, Geena Davis’ festival celebrating women and diversity, 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE went on to have a successful international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and a solid theatrical run in the U.S. “We opened in one of the toughest markets out there opposite some very worthy films, and did well with a measured release, holding in US theaters for 19 weeks,” said Hines.
Video Link: http://player.vimeo.com/video/118626005
10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE DVD will be available in stores at Family Video (www.familyvideo.com), the largest movie and game rental chain in the US, and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com and BestBuy.com
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About TriCoast Entertainment
A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Worldwide is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, TriCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers, providing them with low cost tools, financing, and worldwide theatrical and digital distribution, along with market feedback and storytelling opportunities.
About Broad Green Pictures
Broad Green Pictures, founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014, is a fully-integrated movie studio with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences. The studio creates and distributes theatrical films derived from in-house development and production, as well as acquisitions and co-productions across a multitude of platforms. The studio’s upcoming slate includes WISH UPON, Terrence Malick’s SONG TO SONG starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender, and VILLA CAPRI. Previously released films include BAD SANTA 2, a co-production with Miramax, A WALK IN THE WOODS, THE INFILTRATOR, Amazon Studios’ THE NEON DEMON and THE DRESSMAKER, the critically-acclaimed 99 HOMES, I SMILE BACK, LEARNING TO DRIVE, KNIGHT OF CUPS, and THE DARK HORSE.
Company Name: TriCoast Entertainment
Contact Person: Maggi Simpson
Country: United States